LaPlace man arrested for 8 counts of vehicle burglary
At about 8 a.m. on Sunday, July 26, officers responded to the 600 block of East Airline
Highway in reference to burglarized vehicles. Upon arrival, officers learned that eight vehicles at the business had broken windows and were burglarized. Reviewing video surveillance at the business, officers observed a male wearing only underwear walking around the facility. Based on further investigation, officers developed Atkinson as a suspect.
Atkinson was charged with eight counts of simple burglary – motor vehicle and unauthorized
entry of a place of business (felony). Atkinson is being held in custody in lieu of a $140,000
bond. He has been arrested seven times since 2017